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EDUCATION: THE KEY TO ARCADIA’S FUTURE

Note: with special thanks to Catholic Charities Helen Rombalski and Clara Alvarez for sharing the impact of Stronger Me, Stronger We and THIS…
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Radical Inclusion: Evolving the Way The Patterson Foundation Connects

Editor’s Note: The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently reactivated its Spanish newsletter and social media channels, including…
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Inclusión radical: Evolucionando la forma en que The Patterson Foundation se conecta

Nota del Editor: La Campaña de lectura de nivel de grado de Suncoast activó recientemente su Boletín Informativo en español y sus canales en …
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Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry: A fun day of learning in a most unexpected place!

On a recent Saturday morning, the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) set up…
Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making Stories

What outcomes and impact can a program have?  We wanted to share other facilitators’ and participants’ perspectives on what Mind in the Makin…
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Mind in the Making with CreArte Latino Cultural Center

The first session of Mind in the Making in collaboration with CreArte Latino Cultural Center occurred between March and April 2021. The works…

Propelling Promising Practices in Digital Equity for Learning Loss Recovery

Back in October of 2020, I had the honor and pleasure of serving as a commentator for the fifth installment of the Campaign for Grade-Level R…
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Dreams Really Do Come True

It was the summer of 2018, and Charlotte County applied for and joined the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in partnership with the …
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Connecting with Books: Practical Nuggets

Often families are looking for practical ways to share books with their children. They ask about ways to bring books and learning to life, in…
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NOT Giving Up. NOT Giving In: United Way Suncoast Community Update

I believe that you see something that you want to get done, you cannot give up, and you cannot give in. — Representative John Lewis, Civil Ri…
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A Glimpse at the Science of Reading

I recently had the opportunity as an Engagement Team member to tune into the Cox Campus presentation of the 23rd Annual Montag Family Communi…
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SCGLR Summer 2021, Full Steam Ahead!

Recently, 25+ engagement team members hopped on Zoom to begin diving into the upcoming Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge. You’d probably imag…
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EOD Family Engagement Night with Cedric Hameed

On March 2, 2021, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading partnered with Embracing Our Differences to celebrate Embracing Our Differenc…
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Soar in 4: Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Bags

Soar in 4 is a community education program, aligned with the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, that was created in 2016 as a respons…
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They Say Money Can’t Buy Happiness. Here’s Proof, Quarters Can!

Editor’s Note: All names have been changed to protect personal privacy. The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) just completed…
Angie Matthiessen, executive director of United Way of Charlotte County

Leave the Summer Slide on the Playground

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Port Charlotte Sun on September 19, 2020. Angie Matthiessen is the executive director …
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Aspirations for a Seamless Transition from VPK to Kindergarten

An assumption could be made that most parents, teachers, and caregivers aspire to provide quality care for children. Evidence from many resea…
Jennie Joseph

Taking the Risk Out of Motherhood

The increased maternal mortality rate among black women holds true across income and coverage status. The country with the most expensive hea…
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